100% of 14 votes say it's celiac friendly

Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153 Directions

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Not celiac

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Wait staff and management very aware of and attentive to gluten issues. We had breakast here and manager brought food to the table to assure us of GF status.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I decided to be brave and trust other reviews, and ate seafood from a restaurant in the airport before a flight. Fried clams, fried shrimp, and fries were fantastic! I also got a chicken Caesar salad to go and the waiter asked if I'd like gf croutons on top- yes!! They were very attentive to gf, and everything fried is gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I was nervous to try a restaurant in an airport before boarding a flight but manager came out and assured me of the procedures and also personally delivered my food. They use chickpea flour so all fried foods are safe. Was a treat to have French fries!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • At the Airport
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Grilled chicken sandwich w/ fries
Seared tuna with scallops, broccoli and garlic brown rice!  AH-mazing!
Mussels... prepared GF separately, gloves changed, etc. to eliminate cross contamination fears.  LOVE THIS! (Non-fish GF options as well)
Eggs, bacon was the bomb, and home fries made in a safe frier
Had fried shrimp at 7 am just cause I could!
GF deep fried shrimp and chips. Delicious!
Lobster roll with a GF bun. Very soft and flakey! Delicious!
Here's the whole menu for the PHL location (between terminal B and C).
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Fantastic GF fried shrimp and fries made in a dedicated fryer!

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Celiac

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I can’t even begin to explain what a treat this place is. I was only in Philadelphia for one night and I got take out when I landed and again before I took off. I can go here and actually feel like a normal person. They put the finishing touch on it by having the manager come out to make sure the food is gluten-free.

Celiac friendly?

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The waiter took my order and then the general manager came out to reassure me that my meal would be prepared safely. I had the fried shrimp and french fries. Delicious and I didn’t get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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If you are at the Philadelphia airport, this place is a gem. The chef came out to confirm my allergies (which also includes dairy) and reassured me that the food would be safe. He delivered it personally. I enjoyed a tasty egg, bacon and home fries breakfast with gf rolls. Delicious and, best of all, no adverse reaction!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Second time here and they have lots of options, and the food is amazing!

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Celiac

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Large selection of options and... wow! Yummy! When we told the server about my daughter’s “gluten allergy” (we know it’s not an allergy, but it is a means to an end in some situations...).. WOW!.. manager came out to discuss and highlight measures taken to protect her and then when it was served to us the other server explained the extent of care to eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. AMAZING!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Lots of options including sandwiches and fried foods. Fish and chips are good - they use chickpea flour which comes across as more of a cornmeal-like texture rather than a batter. Good, but I’ve got gf fish and chips in my city that is more traditional that I prefer. However, I felt very safe - staff was knowledgeable and when food was delivered they let me know they took extra precautions.

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Celiac

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The absolute best fish and chips I’ve ever had, gluten free or otherwise. Tasted almost too good to be true!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Nice to have a breakfast option at an airport. The staff were very knowledgeable about celiac and took it seriously. I had eggs, bacon, and home fries- assured me the frier didn’t have any gluten exposure. The one bummer was they no longer serve any GF toast.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I get to the airport early just to make sure I have time to eat here. They're very attentive and also work with my dairy allergy. I Love Legal Seafood.

I'm very sensitive to cross contamination and I've never had a problem here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food and great service. Menu is clearly marked with options. Told the waiter about my allergy and he sent the manager over who assured me that the food would not be cross contaminated. Will definitely be stopping by again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Absolutely amazing! They dont use wheat flour on anything here so the fryer is 100% gf. Everything but one item on the breakfast menu can be made gf and the regular lunch and dinner menu is huge! So so good and super safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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An oasis in a gluten filled food court!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Safe! I didn’t get sick! We shared fried calamari with marinara! I can’t remember the last time I had fried calamari, what a treat. I also ordered the grilled shrimp entree that had a side of jalapeño polenta cakes and a kale salad. Everything was delicious. I will go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten free fish and chips! The breading is gluten free. Even the onion strings are gluten free. The breading is relatively low carb also. Great tasting food too!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The menu has plenty of options that can be made gluten-free, and the staff was very knowledgeable. When the food was delivered to me, they assured me that gluten-free precautions had been taken. I ate the shrimp, brown rice, and coleslaw, and it was very delicious. They have gluten-free buns available for their sandwiches, and the breading on fried dishes is made with a chickpea flour.

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Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Almost the whole menu could be GF. A staff member delivered my meal personally and told me the chef ensured there was no CC. I had the salmon avocado BLT and FRIES! An unexpected treat during a long layover! I highly recommend this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Staff was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free and other allergies.

Had a dedicated fryer. Get the Fisherman’s platter, it is clams, shrimp, calamari, scallops, and whitefish. Tasted just like glutinous fish and chips.

Location easy to get to from Alaska gates in Terminal D - a five minute walk. Also, service was very fast.

For this, we will make a point to fly into Philly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Amazing Gluten Free calamari as well as GF Salmon, rice and veggies. They have a GF menu and were very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Richard was a great server/bartender.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and service. I always feel like they really get it to ensure no cross contamination. And the food is delicious. While I usually eat dinner (gf fish and chips anyone?) here it is also an awesome location for breakfast early morning in the airport. So much better than cold eggs and bars and the other limited airport gf offerings.

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Not celiac

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Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Huge menu if you have a gluten allergy. Even able to handle my gluten , egg, and butter allergy. Definitely felt like I was in good hands. They went completely above and beyond. Best meal I’ve had in awhile. Waitress Ellery M and General Manager five stars. Thank you!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this legal! It’s in terminal C of the philly airport and I enjoyed a quick meal of fish and chips there before my flight. The manager brings out all gluten free foods and they handle celiac so well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! I cannot have dairy as well and they made my meal gluten AND dairy free. They have a dedicated fryer. Had fried calamari and fish and chips with fries! Wonderful to find a place to eat fried food and have a ton of choices!! Crazy that this is available at an airport!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great options for GF! They have dedicated fryers and workspace. The manager,David, served my food personally to assure me all was safe for me. GF breads and rolls, GF fish, bacon etc Can’t say enough good about it and it’s in an airport!!!

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All GF fryers, finally got to have the fried seafood I've been missing! GF rolls are also good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Even fried foods are gluten free!!!! Freaking awesome. 90% of the menu we can eat!!! Awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge gluten free menu!!! I had fish and chips!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My daughter who has Celiac had fish and chips and onion stings for the first time ever!! The fried calamari was also amazing! They use chick pea flour to fry everything so all fried food is gluten free. She had a fried food frenzy which she never has had in her entire life and loved it!! The waiter was so kind and knowledgeable it was awesome!!!

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super yummy. I have found legal seafood to be universally wonderful and taking celiac and food allergies seriously. I was in a rush but was quickly provided with super yummy fried shrimp and fries all GF to go. Before my international flight this was a must!

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing menu for gluten free! Sitting here now and thrilled... so hard to eat in airports usually!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Happy with my visit. I had a crabmeat sandwich (because it was $10 cheaper than a lobster sandwich). It came on a soft, warm, flaky GF bun. I'm told the fries are safe, but I think they serve some other breaded and fried things. Regular menu is clearly marked with things that are or can be made GF. Much appreciated! Many options. Sandwiches are reasonably priced . (Most are $15-25). Some reviewer said the whole kitchen is GF. That's not true.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome and knowledgable

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience. They've actually made their entire trying operation gluten free now to streamline their kitchen. So the menu of options is extensive including fries, fish and chips, etc. very knowledgeable and conscientious staff.

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent service. Very careful with allergies when preparing your order. Ellery J. Is very friendly and checks on you often.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Great service!! The chef came out and assured us they took every precaution they could! The fryer does not have gluten items Fried in it so you can have the French fries or the onion strings! I had the grilled shrimp, French fries and polenta no problems! (And some of my husbands onion strings - they made his meal gf too so that I could have some of his!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Wow all the staff including the chef who came out and the person who bright the food make sure they confirmed it was all gluten free! Excellent foods too!!

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Delicious GF food and so many options! Read more:

http://glutenfreecarolinagirl.com/2015/07/20/gluten-free-at-legal-sea-foods/

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awesome! GF menu and well trained staff.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It was so good to eat out at a restaurant where they care about their seafood AND patrons with allergies! I had the first fried seafood since being diagnosed celiac. And it was excellent! The wait staff was exceptional and they sympathetically understood celiac disease! We WILL find a way to eat there again!

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good place to have breakfast. They replace the contaminated potatoes by fruits.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Excellent - knowledgable and exceptionally accommodating of celiac-ers! Would eat here again in a heartbeat.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great for breakfast too!

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Not celiac

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excellent service and food. make sure you have time as they sanitize the equipment before they cook food. everyone was knowledgeable and happy to help.

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Celiac

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Excellent attention and great food!

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I, unfortunately have a shellfish allergy to go along with celiac. I asked if the chef could make something off menu for lunch and was immediately told by the server that it would be fine. And it was absolutely delicious! This was our first time dining in at a restaurant since before the pandemic hit and I couldn’t have felt more comfortable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Our server informed us that all of the batter they use for fried foods is gluten free! I had the calamari, fried shrimp, and fries with no reaction or issues! The food was phenomenal and would absolutely recommend

The amount of food was great! And the quality was amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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All the fried food is available gluten free!! I was able to eat fried clams and fried scallops. Delicious!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Honestly there are so many better options in Boston for seafood that I don’t think Legal is worth the money. Their calamari is heavy and not as good as 110 grill, which seems ridiculous since Legal is a seafood restaurant. The last time I went to this location they didn’t have any GF rolls or buns. The grilled seafood is mediocre and not any better than what you could just prepare at home.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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